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  • Paul Blair was the real deal in more ways than one

    Paul Blair was the real deal in more ways than one
    Everyone knows what Paul Blair could do with a glove in center field and what he meant to some of the greatest teams in Orioles history. He was a terrific outfielder – those who saw him every day say he was the best at that position in club...
  • Former Orioles recall favorite memories of Paul Blair

    Former Orioles recall favorite memories of Paul Blair
    Few players could maneuver their way around center field at old Memorial Stadium like former Orioles outfielder Paul Blair. The eight Gold Gloves that Blair — who died on Thursday at the age of 69 — won during his time with the great Orioles...
  • Hall of Famer Jim Palmer went to great lengths to have Paul Blair in center

    Hall of Famer Jim Palmer went to great lengths to have Paul Blair in center
    While gathering reactions from former Orioles players on the death of Paul Blair, Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer shared an interesting story with me. Palmer was quick to say how much Blair, who died Thursday at the age of 69, deserved a great deal...
  • Would Earl Weaver have favored instant replay?

    Would Earl Weaver have favored instant replay?
    It’s fairly obvious that if the new instant replay system had been in place 40 years ago, we would all remember Earl Weaver differently. No doubt, he still would have been one of the most successful managers in the history of baseball, but the...
  • Memories of Earl Weaver one year after the Orioles Hall of Fame manager's passing

    Memories of Earl Weaver one year after the Orioles Hall of Fame manager's passing
    Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the death of Orioles Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, so it’s natural to think about Weaver’s impact on the franchise and the game this time of the year. A great memory of Weaver is just a click away...
  • Thoughts and observations: Duquette on the GM meetings, Chiti and 'The Oriole Way,' Showalter being honored

    Thoughts and observations: Duquette on the GM meetings, Chiti and 'The Oriole Way,' Showalter being honored
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday evening that the club has met with numerous teams and agents at this week’s general manager meetings to lay the groundwork for any trade talk or possible signings in the coming weeks....
  • Catching Up With ... Don Buford

    Catching Up With ... Don Buford
    His manager, Earl Weaver, called him "the best leadoff man in the game," and who's to argue? In five years with the Orioles, Don Buford batted .270, ran the bases with ferocity and helped the club reach three World Series. It's no coincidence that,...
  • Cal Ripken Jr. reaffirms interest in managing, but he's not taking first step to pursue Nats job

    Cal Ripken Jr. reaffirms interest in managing, but he's not taking first step to pursue Nats job
    Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. continued to make the point that he is interested in managing, in a radio interview Thursday morning, but it is clear that Ripken won’t go so far as to announce any interest in the Washington Nationals’...
  • Former Oriole Sammy Stewart out of prison and enjoying a 'simple life'

    Former Oriole Sammy Stewart out of prison and enjoying a 'simple life'
    For years after he took his last hit, Sammy Stewart dreamed the same dream. He'd climb a set of stairs under a dogwood tree, and at the top, a man would hand him some rocks of crack cocaine. Stewart would take them home and place them by his bedside...
  • Q&A with Scott McGregor on the Orioles' 1983 World Series title team 30 years later

    Q&A with Scott McGregor on the Orioles' 1983 World Series title team 30 years later
    Today marks the 30th anniversary of Game 5 of the 1983 World Series, when the Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 to win the franchise’s third championship. On that day, left-hander Scott McGregor pitched a complete-game shutout at Veterans...
  • Earl Weaver timeline

    Earl Weaver timeline
    For many, the lasting image of Earl Weaver will be that of a fiery, short man kicking dirt and spewing his displeasure at an umpire. Weaver's personality — described as "combative," "irascible" and also "caring" — carried from his childhood to...
  • After early season struggles, Manny Machado finding comfort zone at the plate

    After early season struggles, Manny Machado finding comfort zone at the plate
    NEW YORK -- After going through an early-season 1-for-18 slump, third baseman Manny Machado is starting to find his comfort zone in the No. 2 spot in the Orioles batting order. Since hitting the game-winning home run in the team’s 8-5 comeback win...